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♪ today," as the dust settles. air space begins to open up over europe, but travel headaches remain. funnel force. a large tornado kcarves a path through texas. an i captions paid for by nbc-universal television hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with back in biz. authorities lifted a ban on flights in and out of england's
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busiest airport last night after volcanic ash from iceland kept planes on the ground there for nearly a week. still as runways across europe return to life, there's no telling how long it will last and how long it might take to get everyone hope. nbc's leanne gregg reports. >> reporter: european air space is coming to life again slowly. the process of moving millions of passengers who have been waiting for days is now under way. >> i got a flight out today, was on the phone for about an hour last night, and got a colleague, though, that's still stuck in paris. hopefully he'll get home on thursday. >> reporter: the first passengers flying out of heathrow airport since the volcanic eruption left london with mixed emotions. >> i think we're a little nervous that we're the first flight flying out and just hope we make it back to the united states, san francisco, oklahoma. >> reporter: there's been heavy pressure on airlines to fly after losing already more than a billion dollars.
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in lifting the ban, officials try to reissue air travelers. >> despite the ash in the atmosphere, it's possible for safe routes through areas where there are low levels of ash to be expected. >> reporter: experts agree ash can jam engines but they don't agree on how much is too much and where it might be along the travel route. measuring the potential risk as america waits for the ash plume to clear and what the cloud decides to do next. well, it appears gop opposition to legislation to regulate wall street may be softening. yesterday republicans backed off their harsh criticisms after democrats clarified that financial firms would not be receiving any bailouts through a $50 billion indury-supported fund. as a result, both parties are saying they can work together on financial regulation. nbc's steve handelsman has the
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story. >> reporter: it's the new big issue. financial regulation of wall street. >> we have to acknowledge that the status quo has not worked. >> reporter: government has just sued goldman sachs for knowingly selling bad mortgage security. lehman brothers was probed in the house. >> the unscrupulous practices illustrates why the senate needs to quickly pass and the congress needs to swiftly finalize the wall street reform bill. >> reporter: democrats dropped the plan to keep bailouts as a back backup. that could win over republican votes. >> the there's a serious effort to reengage and get a result. >> reporter: a hint of cooperation. >> i think we are getting closer together. >> reporter: a touch of republican remorse. >> i think the rhetoric on our side has been over the top. >> reporter: both sides are cooperating against the likes of richard foe, the former lehman
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brothers ceo who made half a million dollar but let his company fail and drag down the economy. >> where one day we had a firm. the next day we did not. a lot of people got hurt by that. >> it could mean fewer lee man-style excesses on wall street and more cooperation on capitol hill. i'm steve handelsman, nbc, washington. and now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. tornado season is picking up in texas where a large twister touched down for a couple of seconds on tuesday. witnesses say it also produced golf-ball-sized hail in the area. there was flooding to nearby houses but fortunately no one was hurt. a man robbed outside a shopping mall in denver lost more than just his new ipad. surveillance video shows a thief rip the shopping bag out of his hand taking most of his pinky fink ger along with it.
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the police are hoping the ipad serial number will help trap down the suspect. a new york tanker is facing second-degree charges for losing control of her vehicle and killing a man mwoman miami may be known for having some of the hottest nightclubs around but now it can also boast the coldest. after see similar venues in europe, they decided to build an ice lounge in the sunshine state. it's only 24 inside the bar. and no need to order your drinks on the rocks here. drinks already come in glasses made of ice. how convenient. and now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel forecast. bill, good morning to you. >> this is green is universal week, right? >> right. >> can you imagine what it takes to keep that cold in miami?
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>> yeah, but you're using ice glasses so you don't have to wash them. >> that's how you're going to spin it? >> yeah. speeging of spinning, you said the tornado system was going to move in. >> we had a pretty good sized one. that was yesterday near amarillo. a supercell that had formed. that was the storm that was right there. we don't expect any huge weather outbreaks today or tomorrow. i think if we're going to get one, the best chance is on friday. that's because of the big storm that hit the west coast yesterday. now it's moving over the rockies. it's going to take until the weekend to get to the east coast. now, as far as this morning goes on the east coast, we have some wet weather out there. florida has seen some thunderstorms overnight, out of i-4, crossing into the melbourne area, also south of jackson we had a thunderstorm push off the coast. north of that we have shower this morning covering much of the state of virginia. you do need your umbrella this
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morning. it should be beautiful this morning. northern plains look pretty good. at least for today denver should be good, and much of texas should be okay, but there will be scattered strong storms as we go throughout the next couple of afternoons. that's a quick look at wednesday's forecast. now here's a look at the weather outside your window. salt lake city, utah, this morning has been seeing some stormy weather mostly to the north of you. so in the rockies, kind of the worst of the weather today. raleigh, north carolina, showers and storms also for you. well, we'll take a look at where more of that wet weather is located when i come back. >> all right, thank you, bill. apple delivers, delta sees brighter skies, and proof you really can advertise anywhere. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. >> talk about therapy material. kim kardashian wishes she hadn't posed for "playboy" and blames her mom. >> the new york jets sent a pro
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bowler and the braves saved the best for last. you're watching "early today."
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good morning, and welcome back to "early today." i'm lynn berry, and here are some of your top headline this morning. in new york 14 members of the gambino crime family have been arrest and slapped with a long list of charges including murder, jury tampering and drug trafficking. the prosecutors say the mob entered new criminal territory, sex trafficking of a minor. the parent behind the infamous balloon boy hoax have agreed to pay $36,000 for some of the costs by emergency personnel responding to last year's incident. the agencies wanted $12,000 more where the parents falsely reported their boy was trapped in a run away homemade balloon. and picasso's famous painting "the actor" has
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returned to new york's museum of metropolitan art. it was gone since january when a woman accidentally fell into it and tore the canvas. it should be safe now that it's behind plexiglass. and now here's an early look at hue wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 11,117 after adding 25 points. the s&p rose 9 points. the nasdaq went up 20 points. taking a look at overseas trading this morning, in tokyo the nikkei climbed 189 points, but in hong kong the hang seng fell 112 points. stocks continue their relentless advance yesterday as investors continued to overlook the problems of wall street giant goldman sachs, preferring to focus instead on first quarter profits. among the biggest percentage gainers of companies reporting earnings yesterday, marshal ilsly up over 10%, harley-davidson, up more than 7%, and illinois tool, up almost
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4%. after the bell, heavy hitter apple reported its first quarter profit jumped 90%, above expectations, led by strong sales of the iphone. that plus a strong revenue forecast led shares of apple to jump to yet another all-time high in after-hours trade. yahoo! also reported after the bell. earnings beat expectations, but first quarter revenue came in slightly lower than expected, sending shares itemling in extended trade. in regular trade, coke hurt by worse than expected volume decline in north america reported first quarter revenue that rose 5% but fell short of estimates. delta posted a smaller quart ily loss with business traffic recovering. goldman sachs, as expected posted stellar results with first quarter profits nearly doubling on higher trading
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revenue but unexpectedly the stock fell 2% over growing concerns over the company's legal troubles. ibm led all decliners on the dow tuesday, falling almost 2%. and finally one oregon man who's just been told that he has months to live is selling advertising space on his urn. the man says he hopes to raise 800 dollars to help his wife pay for his cremation. one friend, a restaurant owner, has already paid $100 for an ad which the dying man plans to paint himself. sid the kid comes up big for the pens, the celtics square off again with the heat, and last inning heroics in baseball. plus can kobe lead the lakers to silence the thunder. your early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. we can only hope the april showers will bring beautiful may showers in the mid-atlantic because rain is in your forecast today. your regional forecast is coming
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right up. you're watching "early today."
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good morning. if you're just waking up, this is "early today." in sports, even without their big man, kevin garnett, the boston celtics managed to beat
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the heat. here's nbc's fred roggin with an early look at all your sports headlines. good morning. on paper, the miami heat had an advantage when kevin garnett was suspended but what happened on the court was a different story. celts didn't miss garnett at all. scored 23 points, pulled down eight boards. ray allen capped a 44-8 run. celts lead after a 106-77 win. out westlakers and thunder kobe bryant was an afterthought. lakers up three in the fourth. thunder had a chance at the buzzer but jeff green's three was off the mark and the lakers held on to win it, 95-92. new york jets have signed six-time pro bowl linebacker taylor to a deal. nhl playoffs, all pittsburgh. sidney crosby started the onslaught in the second period. the pens weren't done. they scored five in the period.
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crosby had a pair. penguins won it 7-4. they can close things out tomorrow night. new jersey devils on the brink of elimination. they lost to the flyers 4-1. now they're one win away from advancing to the semis. the flyers scored four unanswered goal en route to a victory. finally an incredible comeback to show you, the braves against the phils. troy glaus hit a two-run homer. braves down, 3-2. next batter, rookie jason. forced extra innings. in the tenth nate hit a walk off homer. braves saved the best for last. mclouth got to the dugout and the team was nowhere to be found. they headed to the showers. that's your early look at sports on "early today." i'm fred roggin. well, a new career for jennifer aniston, and why disney
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wasn't the happiest place on earth for the gosselin family. your early morning entertainment headlines straight ahead. plus she has something old and something new, but this bride is missing the most important thing for her upcoming wedding. you're watching "early today."
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well, welcome back. here's another view of the rain on the eastern seaboard. we showed you the storms earlier
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in florida. this is just light rain that is soaking much of north carolina and now moving up through virginia. in richmond it will be raining shortly. in d.c. it should be raining as you go throughout the rush hour and into the end of your day. that's where it will be damp. it's going to move up through maryland and portions in the afternoon. the forecast today, in the rockies, this is where we're seeing snowy weather in salt lake city. higher elevations we're getting snow. in the northern portions of the plains we're going to be fine today. if you're watching us on karktv 4 little rock ark, leave your bags at home when you travel around the globe at the passport to the world exhibit at the arkansas museum of discovery. that's your "early today" event of the day, lynn. all right, bill. thanks. well, now here's an early look at this morning's headlines in entertainment. a lot of actors would actually want to be be on the other side of the cameras directing and eventually jennifer aniston is one of them. aniston has her own in the works
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telling the national enquirer, quote, it's getting to a time where creatively i want to turn in a different direction. it should be interesting. and indicate gosselin who got booted off dancing of the stars last night took the kids to disney labld and were loudly booed by people who were waiting for hours to get on rides when disney personnel whisked them to the front of every line. and finally kim kardashian says she's sorry she posed nude in playboy. she said she was uncomfortable and she actually blamed her mother for talking her into it. she quotes her mom, go for it, do it, and you'll have these beautiful pictures to look at when you're my age. somehow she had the courage to pose naked again in the current harper's bazaar. i'm going to let you go there. >> it's always mom's fault. >> lot to talk about in therapy for the kardashian family or the reality shore. >> they can afford a lot of therapists. >> this comes to us from wkyc in
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cleveland, ohio, where in nearby rocky river one bride is missing a crucial part of her formula. she has always the preparations to throw a lavish ceremony, everything except her groom. her fiance is stuck in germany thanks to the volcano's eruption. the wedding is this weekend and the groom has a flight scheduled to go out today so everyone of course has their fingers crossed for the couple. but as a sort of bridezilla, i cannot have imagined what i would have done. >> the stress. i heard someone had to get marrieded on skype because they had a similar situation because they could p get back, they had the reservations and paid for the money so they got married on the skype. >> oh, the volcano. i'm lynn berry, and this is "early today," just your first stop of the day, today on your nbc station.
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it's 4:28, 54 degrees, a live look at the capitol dome a few lights on inside. a nice morning to start your wednesday. we could see the return of april showers later today. tom will have his first forecast in a moment. good morning. i'm eun yang. >> good morning. i'm joe krebs on wednesday, the 21st day of april. today could be the day thousands finally get to go home. flights are taking off and landing in europe. the air space is open after volcanic ice brought air travel there to a standstill. but even this morning many people are wondering if it's safe to fly.
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leanne gregg has the latest. >> reporter: european air space is coming to life again slowly. the process of moving millions of passengers who have been waiting for days is now under way. >> i got a flight out today. was on the phone for about an hour last night. got a colleague still stuck in paris, hopefully he'll get home thursday. >> reporter: the first passengers flying out of heathrow airport since the eruption left london with mixed emotions. >> we're a little nervous we're the first flight flying out and hope we make it back to san francisco okay. >> reporter: there has been pressure on airlines to fly after losing more than $1 billion. the u.s. industry estimates losses at $200 million a day. officials tried to reassure travelers. >> despite the presence of ash in the atmosphere it's possible for safe routes through areas where there are low levels of ash.

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